This page is meant to display information relevant to the Access Technology hardware. This hardware is meant to support three features: V.C exhibit interactions, ticket management/distribution and gather data for analytic purposes.
General Information on variety of access Technology can be found here:AIM Global
Base Inventory for Cost Estimates
- One access technology pass per visitor
- Average busy day: ???? Visitors
- Number of exhibits/areas of interaction with access technology: ??
- Analytics based sensors: ??
- Wireless Access Points(if applicable): ??
Technology/Product Comparison Matrix
|Technology||Company||Description||Pros||Cons||V.C. Exhibit use||Distribute Tickets||Analytics|
|EAS||Sensormatic||Concealed Systems Concealed anti theft system, little visual impact and cover wide openings||little visual impact||most likely high cost for limited functionality||No - no method of distingushing tags||No||Yes - gain a headcount of people who pass through exhibit|
|Sensormatic||LabelsLabels to use in sync with detection||small footprints||no unqiue IDs|
|RFID Transponders||RF Code||Asset TagsBattery operated RFID transponders have a large range and have been used in theme parks to help children from being lost||Ranges up to 1000' of tracking||The fobs are much larger compared to passive RFID chips, batteries need replacing every 4-7 years (depending on update speed)||Unknown, unable to determine if passive RFID could be integrated, have to contact company||Unknown, unable to determine if passive RFID could be integrated, have to contact company||Yes - can track individuals from room to room on custom time intervals|
|Readers||Receive signal for active RFID tags|
|WiFi RFID||AeroScout||RFID uses wifi standards to track active transponder||Fobs can also have passive rfid, uwb or gps||The fobs are much larger compared to passive RFID chips, batteries need replacing every 4 years (depending on update speed)||Yes - Since passive rfid can be intregated it could allow for exhibit interactions. Certain models of tags have buttons and LEDS that could also be used for interactions. Also local based detection for small radiuses||Maybe||Yes, both recongize time in area and choke point detection hardware|
|Ekahau||Fobs have buttons, leds and vibrator for additional input and response, range up to 500 feet||Battery replace every 5 years, unclear if can interface with passive rfid||Yes - Unsure of use with passive RFID, but there are Location Beacons which can detect if users in a small area||Maybe||Yes|
|More Cisco Partners|
|Passive RFID||Texas Instruments||Passive RFID Chips, used for security||Simple Design, many company options, can use card or fobs||Unable to track from a distance, requires all new hardware infrastructure||Yes||Yes||Partially - Unable to enter ane exiting exhibits, can tell particiaption with exhibit|
|Bar Code||Honeywell||KiosksTouchscreen kiosk with barcode reader||Wifi enabled, all in one exhibit solution,||Requires new hardware infrastructure||Yes||Yes||Partially - Unable to enter ane exiting exhibits, can tell particiaption with exhibit|
|Motorola||Fixed Scanners1D and 2D barcode scanners||Small footprint,||Not all in one solution, requires further itegration,|
|Syscan||2D Barcode ScannerUnit read 2d barcode||Small package, can read of lcd screen or printed barcode, smaller footprint||Not all in one solution|
|Generally||Can make art from the barcode|